Thursday, December 3, 2009

Shoulder Bag, Purse, Pocketbook... Whatever!

When I was still in the Philippines, we call this a "shoulder bag", but when I get here in US, I learned to call this a "purse" because it is what my husband taught me so, but... I was so surprise when one day as I was watching movie, I heard a southern lady called it a "pocketbook". A pocketbook?!

I grew up with the thought that a pocketbook is a small especially paperback book that can be carried in the pocket.

According to Dictionary.com a pocketbook is a;
* woman's purse or handbag.
*person's financial resources or means: "The price was out of reach of his pocketbook."
*book, usually paperback, that is small enough to carry in one's coat pocket.
* notebook for carrying in one's pocket.
* wallet or billfold.

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Well, I never know.

5 comments:

Rossel said...

thanks for the info. di ko alam na pwede din palang tawaging pocketbook ang purse.

kat said...

waaaa...karon pa ko kabalo nga pocketbook ay shoulder bag..hahahaha sounds funny pero asa kaha ang bagay, shoulder bag, purse, or pocketbook? mas nice yata Grace and shoulder bag kay naka hang man sa shoulder. and purse pod sa ako sabot kay kanang handy ba nga dili isangit sa shoulder hahaha whatever....

but anyway, thanks sa info at least di ko ma-ignoy hahaha

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.

SJ said...

should get a handbag for myself..haha

A smile from SJ =)

Dhemz said...

waaaaaaaaaa....is that so....good to know....never heard of the word purse until I got here in the US....:0

thanks for the info sis....:)